Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My baby - My little man..

Bradley wasn't too difficult this morning about getting out of bed when he was reminded that Dael's friend C would be picking him up from school on his motorbike and was even more eager when I told him that he would have to take the motorbike helmet with him to school and carry it around all day. How cool! He wouldn't hear of me giving him a bag to put it in so that it would be easier to carry. He was going to carry it around on his arm all day for maximum effect.
When we arrived at the school this morning, he reached out an arm to hug me and I leant over to kiss him on his brow. He allowed me my kiss, pulled away gently and then very kindly with a conciliatory smile said, "We're going to have to get over this kissing business, mom."
"Oh okay." I said, looking around guiltily, "Then I guess I'll have to kiss you goodbye at home before we even leave then."
I got a nod in agreement as he climbed out the car but I know its only a temporary reprieve! The day will come when it will be - Hands (and lips) Off!


  1. It is only temporary. By the time I was 20 I didn't mind my mom kissing me goodbye in public any longer.

  2. Aww thats so sweet. What a heartwarming post. Thats cheered me up, sitting here in art detention.............

  3. I agree with Spear - the no kissing thing passes if my brother is anything to go by.
    He is now 24 turning 25 and loves and kisses my mom and sometimes sits on her lap - ha ha ha

  4. I'm so glad to read Spear and FF's comments.
    I don't know what I would do without my boys kisses!

    Motorcycle carpool... How cool is that?
    They're going to call him the Fonz!

  5. My 5 year old recently told me she was "too old" to be holding my hand on the way to school. *sigh* At least my 1 year old still has a few years left in her!

    Thanks for stopping by Sweet Life!

  6. Spear - Thats good to know so there may still be hope for my 18 yo although when he is upset he allows hugs and kisses in comfort.

    Greenpanda - Glad I cheered you up.

    FF - Your bro sounds like a big baby but I'm sure he is also a big joker and your mom loves it when he plays around like that.

    Lakeviewer - The joys indeed! The lovable phase passes all too soon.

    Zip n Tizzy - Enjoy as many kisses as you can now! Motorbikes - The boys love them but I have very mixed feelings about the safety factor.

    Andrea - Thanks for the return visit. Our little ones are gaining their independence at such a young age these days.